2022 - Mattes Equestrian Sheepskin Colours

Mattes Custom Short Crescent Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth

(3customer reviews)

price from: £121.06

“I was having real problems with a slipping girth, but thanks to Mattes, my girth no longer slips forward.”

– Alexandra W. Dorset, UK. Mattes Girth Customer.

The Mattes Short Crescent slimline girth is a perfect fit for rounder horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The girth has been specifically cut back in the elbow area allowing greater movement without hindrance or the possibility of chafing.

Mattes short Crescent slimline girths are made to fit dressage and monoflap saddles, from beautifully padded leather, that cover spreader inserts helping to distribute pressure over the entire girth area, cushioned by the finest Merino Lambskin and soft edge trim, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit for your horse.

The workmanship and use of high quality materials is un-matched. If you want a girth that fits your horse and stands the test of time there is no-one better than Mattes. Click the “Design Yours” button below to order your Mattes girth today.

If you need assistance finding the correct shaped girth for your horse, please do not hesitate to ask or use our free consultation service.

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Design Yours

Size Guide

How to Measure your girth


  • Firstly, your horse should be measured after work, this is to ensure that you get the correct measurement and not one distorted by your horse puffing out against the girth buckling.
  • Always measure your girth length on a saddled and girthed horse, both sides of the girth must be buckled evenly.
  • Using a soft tape measure, measure from the lower edge of the saddle flap on one side, to the same point on the other side, then subtract 30cm. Always round it up to the next length.
    Example

    Measurement: 101cm

    Subtract: 30cm = 71cm

    Girth Length: 75cm

  • Make sure that if your horse is touchy around the mid section, that you secure the assistance of someone to help you.
1. Anatomic, 2. Asymmetric, 3. Crescent, 4. Athletico
Mattes Short Girth Measurements
A-B
50cm, 55cm, 60cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm, 80cm, 85cm, 90cm, 95cm, 100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm
NB: Quoted sizes may vary by +/- 2 cm.

Which Girth Style do you need?

Anatomic Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with good confirmation where the girth sits far enough away from the horses elbow. The Girth is slightly cut back at the front and back in the elbow area. (strap is rotatable).

Horse shape for Anatomic Girth
Horse Shape for Anatomic Girth
Anatomic Girth Style
Anatomic Girth Shape

Asymmetric Girth

This Girth shape suits close coupled horses with less pronounced rib cages, where there is less distance from where the girth wants to sit and the elbows. This girth is severely cut back in front of the elbow area to compensate for this.

Horse shape for Asymmetric Girth
Horse Shape for Asymmetric Girth
Asymmetric Girth Style
Asymmetric Girth Shape

Crescent Girth

This Girth shape suits round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.

Horse shape for Crescent Girth
Horse Shape for Crescent Girth
Crescent Girth Style
Crescent Girth Shape

Athletico Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with athletic, strong wedge shaped physique. The special shape of the girth prevents in almost all cases, any saddle slippage that may result in the girth sliding backwards.

Horse shape for Athletico Girth
Horse Shape for Athletico Girth
Athletico Girth Style
Athletico Girth Shape

Correct Girth Fitting

A Correctly fitted Girth will ensure the maximum comfort for your horse in both ensuring there is clearance through the elbow and ensuring your saddle stays in place. You should ensure enough clearance that the buckles do not catch on your horses elbow, additionally that the Mattes Girth Style you choose suits your horses conformation.

Correct Fitting
Mattes Correct Girth Fit
Incorrect Fitting
Mattes Incorrect Girth Fit

Delivery & Returns

This product is: Custom

Delivery Timescales

We take great pride in offering Custom products that are tailored to your specific design and requirements. To ensure your item is of the highest quality and meets our exacting standards, it is created from scratch by our skilled manufacturers. This process does take time and as such, there is a production timescale of approximately four to six weeks. We strive to provide accurate delivery timescales, but please note they may vary, especially during busy periods such as the holiday season. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to ensure your order arrives as promptly as possible whilst maintaining the highest levels of quality.

Returns/Exchanges

With our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products, you can have complete faith in our unwavering confidence in the quality and craftsmanship of whatever you order from us. If you find your order does not meet your needs you can exchange it within 14 days (terms and conditions apply)

In addition, our two-year warranty ensures you are making a wise and secure investment. Choose excellence and join the ranks of satisfied customers, making us the go-to source for top-notch equestrian gear.

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Mattes Custom Short Crescent Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth

  1. Claire M

    Custom Short Slimline Girth

    The girth I ordered took a little while to come from the manufacturer. I emailed Jonathan on a couple of occasions about the delay and received prompt replies with updates which I was very grateful for. I would recommend this company. Thank you. Chippenham. Wiltshire. UK.

  2. Rebecca L

    We Love the Mattes Girth

    We LOVE the mattes girth, utter life saver and of course the sheepskin is beautiful quality and the horse is fully recovered from his girth gall issue. My girl groom, Lou, says she has used the cheaper ones with a fabric? girth rather than leather and that they were excellent too. Your kind and cheerful service is a tonic and you explained exactly why we couldn’t get this girth sooner!! The frustrations of horses 🥴. We will order a spare sheepskin soon in the natural but tbh this sheepskin washed like a dream and dried very quickly so not an issue yet!!

    Many thanks

    Rebecca

    PS will get a photo soon but we are lambing at the moment and said horse is not remotely white as we are walking around like zombies due to feeding orphan lambs every 4 hours! Somerset, UK.

  3. Rebecca S

    Thank you very much

    We’ve got it and it’s brilliant, thank you VERY much!!!!!
    Devon, UK.


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  • Size: 50cm - 120cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black, Brown or Champagne Leather Base
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Hundreds of fantastic Colour Combinations
  • Available Options: Complete Girth or Replacement Sheepskin Only

Description

Description

Mattes Short Crescent Slimline Girths are custom made allowing you to create a bespoke design from a choice of hundreds of colour combinations. If you are not sure what style of girth you need and would like us to recommend one, please complete our free girth consultation form. (Remember if our recommendation doesn’t work, we will exchange it free of charge).

The premium sheepskin padding is a signature feature of all Mattes custom crescent girths and the flexibility of material and colour choice enables you to create a bespoke fleece girth that matches the rest of your horse tack and even your riding apparel.

The custom crescent leather girth has been made to suit round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.

  • Size: 50cm - 120cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black, Brown or Champagne Leather Base
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Hundreds of fantastic Colour Combinations
  • Available Options: Complete Girth or Replacement Sheepskin Only

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